WEDNESDAY, November 17
Scripture: Daniel 7:13,14
Verse 14 makes it very clear that the nature of dominion that goes with the Kingdom of God covers all peoples, all nations and all languages. The kingdom is everlasting. It does not pass away. It cannot be destroyed. That is very different from the view that most of us have who grew up reading The Late Great Planet Earth. Based on what Daniel saw, it may be possible to gain a harvest while confronting evil in the power of the kingdom. In order to prepare for such an opportunity, we might have to put our rapture expectations on the shelf. I hope we are gone while God’s severity deals with the rest of mankind. It would certainly be nice if it goes that way. If it does not go that way, I am a bit concerned about us being unprepared to walk the distance. Probably the most uncertain things in the Bible have nothing to do with our salvation but have everything to do with how eschatology unfolds in the last days. Some of the greatest Biblical minds of all time have disagreed over that subject. There is tremendous uncertainty over how these events unfold and whether or not we deal with figurative or literal witnesses. There is a whole dimension of interpretation from literal to figurative and when you get to application, it tremendously escalates the uncertainty of the application so that it almost seems impossible to figure out until we are walking through it. If we wait until we are walking through it to settle some issues, we could find ourselves severely unprepared for what is transpiring around us. That would be a tragedy laid at the feet of those of us walking in five-fold ministry. It certainly seems the prudent approach is to prepare to go through. Learning to manifest the fullness of God’s dominion right up to the day we go home is a mark of wisdom. We can all rejoice if it is sooner, rather than later!